Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 45 mins

I love this simple rice & it goes well with so many meals.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Rinse rice well. Bring to a boil 2 cups of water,salt, lemon juice & rind, bay leaf and parsley.
  2. Add rice. Return to a boil, then lower heat and cover.
  3. Simmer for 40 minutes or until all water has been absorbed.
  4. Turn heat off and let the rice sit , covered and undisturbed for 5 minutes.
  5. Add butter or oil and mix gently with a fork.(take bay leaf out).
Most Helpful

Easy way to give a little extra flavor to basmati rice. I have made it with white basmati as well and just reduced cooking time to about 15 minutes. Great side dish.

Laughing in the Kitchen September 23, 2008

Good variation on the standard rice. I did do it with white basmati rice and maybe i didn't quite wing the fluffyness that everyone talks about.The flavor was definitely on the spot, and went rather well with "spicy indian dahl recipe"

Dr Jekyll August 23, 2007